Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen has started training at his youth club’s training ground in Denmark after being rehabilitated after suffering a heart attack in the European Championship 2020, a spokesman for Italian football club Inter Milan said today, Thursday.
Eriksen, 29, has not played since suffering cardiac arrest while running near the left touchline during Denmark’s opening game of the tournament against Finland in June and received life-saving treatment on the field.
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An Odense Boldklub (OB) spokesperson told Reuters, “Ericsen has reached out to us and is now training himself.”
“It is natural for him because he played here in his youth and lives near the corner. We are very happy that we are able to provide him with training facilities,” he said.
Eriksen played in OB before joining Ajax Amsterdam in 2008, where he became an international player. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, played in the 2019 Champions League final, then signed with Inter Milan last year.
Inter said in October that the Italian medical authority had suspended Eriksen from playing in Serie A, due to a rule banning the use of the cardiac defibrillator (ICD) he had implanted.
The Serie A champions also said they are open to allowing the Danish midfielder to leave the club.
An OB spokesperson did not know when Eriksen began training in Odense or how long he planned to train there.